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Scaling may refer to:

Science and technology[edit]

Mathematics and physics[edit]

  • Scaling (geometry), a linear transformation that enlarges or diminishes objects
  • Scale invariance, a feature of objects or laws that do not change if scales of length, energy, or other variables are multiplied by a common factor
    • Scaling law, a law that describes the scale invariance found in many natural phenomena
  • The scaling of critical exponents in physics, such as Widom scaling, or scaling of the renormalization group

Computing and information technology[edit]

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

  • Tooth scaling, in dentistry, the removal of plaque and calculus
  • Fouling, i.e., formation of a deposit layer (scale) on a solid surface, e.g., in a boiler; in particular, a kind of micro fouling as crystallization of salts
  • Scaling rock, the removal of loose rock from a rock wall after blasting
  • Scaling of innovations, a process that leads to widespread use of an innovation

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